Posted August 8, 2013 by Unique in ThatsEnuff

Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones Campaign To Help A Single Father Find A Home For His Family [Video]

Two weeks ago in Northwest DC Stanley Young, a unemployed construction worker and single father of 8, lost his home after a fire broke out in the store below them. The family now has until August 13 to raise the money for a new home before becoming homeless. Upon hearing this story Nas created a campaign to help raise 20k for the family. With 10 days left he has been able to raise $16,252.50. Nas wrote

Stanley Young is an unemployed construction worker and single father. Two weeks ago, a fire destroyed his home. His family is stuck in a hotel, but time is running out. I could barely watch his tragic story on the news… they will be kicked out by August 13th if we don’t do something to help now.

I am also a single father, and we don’t get enough credit in this country. I’m committed to helping Stanley and his eight (yes 8!) kids. Moreover, I believe and hope that we should all, as a community, come together to help our fellow American men and women when they need us in desperate situations like this. See if you can’t find a few dollars to help the Youngs get back on their feet with me. We need to raise enough to extend their stay, and maybe even afford a down payment on a new house or something.

This is real. It is me. I’m putting in $5,000 myself. Never done something like this, but I have faith that our American community can pull together a miracle for this strong family who needs our help right now. If we can get to the $20,000 goal, I’ll put in another $5,000 too.

Thanks and God bless.

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